Property and Casualty Insurance Agents and Brokers

Property and casualty insurance agents and brokers sell policies that help individuals and companies cover expenses and losses from such disasters as fires, burglaries, traffic accidents, and other emergencies. These salespeople may also be known as fire, casualty, and marine insurance agents or brokers. There are approximately 354,460 insurance sales agents, including property and casualty insurance agents and brokers, employed in the United States.

Quick Facts
Duties Sell insurance policies to clients to protect them from liability or to cover costs of damaged property; build and maintain customer base
Alternate Title(s) Casualty Insurance Agents and Brokers, Direct Writers, Exclusive Agents, Fire Insurance Agents and Brokers, Independent Agents, Marine Insurance Agents and Brokers
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available nationwide
Education and Training
  • Some Postsecondary Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
Experience Internship; student-agency program experience
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Interpersonal
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Realistic
  • Social
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Agency Owner
  • Manager/Supervisor of Agents and Brokers
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Trainee

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